Royalty Finance & Ops Specialist
SoundCloud Ltd
Berlin
vor 2 Tg.

SoundCloud is a next-generation music entertainment company, powered by an ecosystem of artists, listeners, and curators on the pulse of what's new, now and next in culture.

Founded in 2007, SoundCloud is an artist-first platform empowering artists to build and grow their careers by providing them with the most progressive tools, services, and resources.

With over 250 million tracks from 30 million creators heard in 190 countries, the future of music is SoundCloud.

We’re looking for a Royalty Finance & Ops Specialist to join our Royalty Data - Analytics and Reporting team in Berlin.

You will be part of a team that is responsible for SoundCloud's financial reporting, assisting in informing the strategic vision of our licensing through economic analysis, marketing data and commercial charting, as well as development across all rightsholder and creator monetization services.

The team is tasked with managing the company's Content Cost economics, rights administration of deal terms, royalty & marketing reporting, commercial charting and utilizing the team’s various financial & marketing data points to leverage SoundCloud’s strategic initiatives through concise BI analysis & driven decision making.

To strengthen the firepower of this highly cross functional team, we are looking for an additional pair of hands, joining us as a Royalty Finance & Data Analyst.You will :

  • Prepare monthly financial inputs for royalty calculations, ensuring resulting calculations, reporting, and relating invoices are accurate, received and matched to all payable statements.
  • Create and maintain recoupment schedules for all rightsholder deal terms, as well as research inquiries relating to recorded music and publisher rightsholder financial recoupments.
  • Assist finance leads in monthly financial reconciliations.
  • Support internal and external audits by providing audit schedules, support and responding to inquiries.
  • Participate in special projects as needed.
  • Research topics related to our team’s specific datasets.
  • Data Surfacing and presentation for internal stakeholders.
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of financial / calculation data and contribute to the vision and strategy of our highly cross-functional team.
  • You will work with internal stakeholders, as well as directly with our content partners, including record labels, music publishers, and collecting societies, to ensure that we are not only mindful of the company’s critical reporting & financial obligations, but also in building a product that benefits both SoundCloud and the creators we directly support financially.
  • You have :

  • At least 4-5 years experience working in an analytical or reporting-related role in the digital space. Previous music industry experience is a plus.
  • Advanced Excel skills, and experience working with large data sets
  • Superior planning, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, within tight deadlines
  • Exceptional written / verbal communication skills & interpersonal / team skills
  • Experience with SQL (BigQuery) and Google Data Studio is a plus
  • Analytical thinking with attention to detail, ready to solve complex cross-functional problems.
  • As a self-starter with the ability to manage priorities, working independently and in a fast-paced environment excites you and your intrinsic motivation to level up is matched by your ability to coordinate multiple stakeholders and projects.

    If this sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you!

    About us :

  • We’re international! We operate in the US, Berlin and London and all of our communication is in English
  • We have a flexible, friendly and inclusive office environment in Mitte
  • Our environment is a learning one, with specific focus on development, including a professional development allowance and a possibility to use 20% of your time for a personal project
  • You can contribute to our Engineering Blog post
  • Benefits :

  • Not located in Berlin? No worries, we offer extensive relocation support including allowances, one way flights, temporary accommodation and, by partnering with Expath, on the ground support on arrival
  • Interested in a gym membership, photography course or book? We have a Creativity and Wellness benefit!
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Professional development allowance
  • Flexible vacation and public holiday policy where you can take up to 35 days of PTO annually
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at SoundCloud

    SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization. With this foundation, we aim to build a social platform and global community for everyone to create, discover, and share sounds.

    We acknowledge the challenges in our industry and strive to develop an inclusive culture where individual contributions are valued.

    We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, migration background, national origin, age, disability status, or care-giver status.

    At SoundCloud you can find your community or elevate your allyship by joining a Diversity Resource Group (groups focused on people of color, LGBTQIA+ folks, and women).

    You may also participate in inclusive workshops, contribute to our Cultural Moments series, vote on organizations for the SoundCloud Community fund’s support, and more!

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